Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Salted Honey
A great quick and easy holiday side dish...and always one of the first to disappear!
1. Position the oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss together the brussels sprouts, olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Lay the brussels sprouts cut side down on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the bacon around the sprouts. Roast the brussels sprouts on the lower oven rack until deeply browned and the bacon crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the honey and crushed red pepper flakes to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple cider vinegar, butter, orange zest, and a pinch of salt. 4. Remove the brussels sprouts from the oven and drizzle the honey over the sprouts. Transfer the sprouts to a serving plate and top with goat cheese and pomegranate arils. Serve warm...and ENJOY my favorite side dish.